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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
This week's theme: expressions coined after the names of birds.
jaywalk (JAY-wok) verb intr.
To cross a street in a reckless manner, disregarding traffic rules.
[As with other birds, the name jaybird denotes a naive person or simpleton. Early last century, country folks visiting big cities were often oblivious of any approaching traffic when they were crossing streets. Eventually their nickname, jays, became associated with crossing a street illegally.]
"At stoplights, bicycles queue with a Tetris-like geometry, and the natives never jaywalk."
There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to other animals as well as humans, it is all a sham. -Anna Sewell, writer (1820-1878)